The project began with acquiring a nearly complete 1994 Kawasaki KE100 enduro motorcycle. The bike was in running condition with an eligible title for street use. Deconstruction initiated specific fields of mechanics: metal restoration, fabrication, sanding, painting, retrofitting, wheel trueing, part replacement, and repair.
I was greatly inspired by the ‘76 KE100 and predecessor ‘74 G4TR, prompting my desire to convert an enduro motorcycle into a road bike. I sourced parts from across the country to design a motorcycle that followed Kawasaki’s use of curves and simple form.
Mechanical experience gained at Superior Paint and Body, coupled with understandings for composition in art, guided my learning process with this project. Working with motorcycles as a 3-dimensional art form required strong demands for creative solutions, those that I find valuable in operating small businesses.